I want a conical fermenter.
Anybody have any tips? My garage is normally around 85-90 degrees. Gotta love Hawaii!
I was thinking of using my old immersion chiller, and installing it inside the conical and pump cold water through the chiller. I would hook up a temperature controller to the pump and install the probe into the conical. The pump will be in a cooler with water, and I will rotate frozen water bottles. I am pretty good at fabricating things, so I am not worried about installing the probe or chiller and causing sanitation issues.
My idea is kinda from the mash re-circulation concept for the RIMS or HERMS systems. (at least my understanding).
Will the cold water circulating through the fermenting beer cause any problems?
Please give me some ideas or thoughts to my potential future project. Thanks!